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Ford puts the Ford GT’s bodacious body to the wind-tunnel test

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

There is no doubt that the Ford GT is a beautiful automobile. And, based on its on-track success, it seems that function definitely follows form on this EcoBoost-powered supercar. However, to ensure it’s not just a pretty face, Ford engineers test every aspect of the car—including its aerodynamics.

To ensure the Ford GT’s aerodynamics are as effective as they look, engineers test the car whenever they can squeeze in time at the company’s wind tunnel facilities in Allen Park, Michigan.
To ensure the Ford GT’s aerodynamics are as effective as they look, engineers test the car whenever they can squeeze in time at the company’s wind tunnel facilities in Allen Park, Michigan.

“One of the great things about this car, as dynamic and beautiful as the design is, every single opening has a purpose on the car. So If you see a large grille, if you see a scoop, it’s wasn’t just put there to look good,” Ford engineering supervisor Nick Terzes said. “It was put there because it has a function.”

To ensure that even its beautiful body lines—including its active rear wing—are as functional as they are striking, the company puts the car to the test inside its wind tunnel in Allen Park, Michigan. You can get a peek at some of that testing right here…

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